Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Christmas Gifts for Quilters 7 (+ mahusive giveaway)

MAHUSIVE giveaway today.  Ma-double-husive.  Ma-Kona-husive. 



So, once again, here is a button you can grab for your blog.  The button links back to the original intro post for this series and, over time, that post will link to all the subsequent posts in the series so just leave the button lying around when friends and relatives are around and hope that they click through and get some great ideas of what to get you for Christmas.  And just in case none of your relatives are showing any interest in any of these great ideas, there's a giveaway at the end of the post.  Colossal giveaway.  MAHUSIVE giveaway.  MA-DOUBLE-HUSIVE giveaway.  

Christmas Gifts for Quilters
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But before we get to that, the winner of the Fat Quarterly year's subscription has just been picked by Mr Random and notified.  Congratulations to you Sana Saroti.  If you weren't the winner but did enter, the latest edition came out yesterday - all about colour - and you can buy it or your very own year's subscription here.



And this week, some suggestions for the quilter who has everything.  Even if the quilter in your life has these things, he or she will not complain at getting more of them.  Yes, I am talking about the king of the stash, the Kona solids!

For a small gift, Kona's charm packs come in five colourways; classic, dark, dusty, pastel and bright and you can also buy single-colour charm packs of the some of the most useful colours.



An alternative small gift of the most useful of all quilter's tools, the Kona colour card.  Though you can't see it in the photo, each swatch of colour is an actual piece of fabric so you can colour match to perfection.  
Want to spend a bit more?  How about Kona layer cakes or jelly rolls.  These come in the same colourways as the charm packs and in single colours of the some of the most useful colours.  


Looking for something slightly bigger again?  What about the Kona FQ bundles.  These come in beautiful colour groups.  


And finally, the undisputed king of any stash, the Kona Bounty of Basics Boxes.  One dark, one light.  Need I say more?  I have no words.  If you bought these for a quilter friend / relative / neighbour, they would love you forever.  Well maybe that's a slight exaggeration but they'd be happy as happy can be. 



To be in with a chance of winning these two boxes (yes, you heard me right, one person is going to win both of these boxes), three chances in three comments.

1.   Comment to tell me what your current favourite Kona colour is.  
2.   Comment to say you follow this blog.  
3.   Comment to say you spread the word (twitter, facebook, blog etc). 

Good luck and a winner will be drawn this time next week (23 November).

1,375 comments:

  1. Right out of the box I would say Kona Stone but I'm seeing some wonderful blues here as well :)

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  2. Oh wow. This is amazing.
    Lagoon, I think. Such a pretty shade of blue.

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  3. and I follow along via RSS!

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  4. I definitely follow this blog (hence, I'm commenting at 4:12am my time.)

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  5. Thats one hell of a giveway. I'm a follower.

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  6. I love so many colours, but this morning my favourite is Aloe!

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  7. I haven't played with lots of their colours yet, but I do love the banana. I love yellow but its a hard colour to get right in fabric and this one I think does.

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  8. I follow your blog. Wow! What a great giveaway today!!!

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  9. What an amazing giveaway Lynne!!
    My current favourite Kona colour is Ash - It's so versatile!

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  10. ...and of course I'm a follower!

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  11. Wow what a fantastic giveaway! My favourite Kona colour at the moment is Robins Egg blue, not used it yet but it is delicious just sat on the shelf!

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  12. I blogged about your giveaway today at:

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm drooling over the fq bundles!
    I think my favourite colour is stone at the moment as I seem to be in a neutral phase (which is very unlike me!), solid-wise, at least.

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  14. My favorite Kona color right now is Medium Grey.

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  15. Drool ... You are right, any fabric loving person would go NUTS over these! And those not into sewing would be "???". :-D It's so nice to meet like-minded people on the net, where going crazy over fabric is just plain normal! ;-) :-)

    My favourite Kona colour at the moment is Lagoon. I think it goes with everything! :-D

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  16. Wow - what a competition/giveaway! My fave colour is Ash (at the moment) but I really do love most of them! I enjoy following your blog! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. And of course I follow your blog ;-)

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  18. And I will tell everybody about your blog and your give away ;-)

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  19. Oh wow, what an AMAZING giveaway! I'd say my fave atm is Carribean but lately I've fallen for the Silent Film combination, too, Ash and Medium Grey in particular. :)

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  20. Hi Lynne!
    I think that my favourite Kona colour is berry! But there are so many beautiful solid colours it is very hard to decide!

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  21. No exaggeration here, I would love them forever!
    My favorite color is lagoon.

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  22. Me and artichoke. It's love! Although my head might be turned by those lovely boxes of colour!

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  23. Of course I follow your blog! In my google reader!

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  24. I love your blog...you introduced me to ATWD.... another great blog. As you always have such useful info I read your updates religiously!

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  25. I now follow you on Face Book!

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  26. So many pretty colours, how can I pick just one. I forced myself to chose a favourite and it is Seafoam!

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  27. Right now my favourite Kona cotton is eggplant (I guess it's always the one I'm using in my last project).

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  28. And my favourite Kona Solid at the moment....Being used in a quilt.... is....Espresso!

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  29. I follow!!! :) (with google reader)

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  30. I follow you (although I couldn't find the proper follow button so I used the follow post button). Is that OK?
    Terrific giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I think my favourite would be Snow, but so many wonderful colours to choose from!

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  32. My fav is sour apple and cyan! :)

    OMG I would FLIP if I won this, thanks so much for the chance!

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  33. Oh and I've also just retweeted your giveaway tweet! :)

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  34. And I tweeted about your giveaway (actually I retweeted your tweet). Username: Montse_PB. And now I follow you on twitter.
    Gosh, I feel like I'm stalking you... sorry.

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  35. my favourite kona color is grey,susi

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  36. How can I pick a favourite amongst all the wonderful colours???? I go for the colours in the 'dark' box.

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  37. Stone is great but it's awfully hard to choose, that's why it'd be great to win this Mahsive giveaway!
    I have been following you (in my google reader for a while now and your blog is so inspiring. Of course I've spread the word on FB too!

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  38. I love anything purple but I do love Kona Artichoke, I think that is what the shade of green is called!

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  39. I love Old Green, I used it recently and I want a ton more of it!

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  40. And now I'm going to tweet you and Facebook you :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Melon of course, my favorite fall color

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  43. I follow your blog using google reader

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  44. I posted your link to my facebook......should get you lots of new quilters!

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  45. wow what a giveaway. My fav is Cerise, so yummy

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  46. Tweeted here:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Glenys133/status/136748723140165633

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  47. and I follow you on google reader

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  49. and I love the Kona Cotton Delft. thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  50. What a great giveaway. My current favourite is Kona Snow, I love using it for redwork.

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  51. My favourite is Kona Ash. This is the best price ever!

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  52. This is difficult: I love all Kona Colours. But especially Eggplant :)

    Susanne

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  53. Which is my favourite?
    It depends on the day I think, but I love the teal.

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  54. My favorite is Mulberry but I love them all.

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  55. Of course I follow you Sweetie, you're a goddess.

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  56. favourite colour in the Kona solids: Canary.

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  57. OK, now I am off to publicise your giveaway via twitter and FB. Thanks a bunch!

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  58. My favourite colour is Kona Coal, but I'd be happy to explore other colours in the box!!!

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  59. Of course I am the happiest follower right now since I won the last giveaway (thank you so much again!) but this one here is too good to be modest and not to try my luck again ;-)

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  60. My favourite colour is Kona Coal, but I'd be happy to explore the other colours in the box!

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  61. I also dont own any solids and have never put a hand on any Kona fabric. But on screen Lagoon and Cerise look pretty pretty.

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  62. My most used is Ash but my favourite is Berry. What a fantastic giveaway!! I'd love to win but I think I'd have to share it around if I did as it's just too amazing to keep it all!

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  63. I follow you oh great and inspirational leader....

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  64. Current favourite: Caribbean

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  65. Of course I am a follower !!!!!

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  66. And tweeted this most fabulistic of all giveaways !!!!

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  67. My favourite colour is palest green

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  68. I've also tweeted your blog giveaway

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  69. I am a follower and love to follow!

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  70. My favorite Kona solid is Cerise...so pretty! But I do love them all!

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  71. Heck this is the mother of all giveaway's - what a fantastic fabric pack the lucky winners are going to get - I see delicious colour palette quilts popping up as a result - you know I'll blog about it and that I constantly 'stalk' you ;oO

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  72. What a silly question - how can I just pick one? That is why I need these boxes - but right at this minute it could be Pomegranite....or...or....

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  73. Well do I get extra chances for following your blog AND your new career in FQ!?

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  74. My favourite Kona colour would be cornflower. Not only is it a beautiful colour but it conjures up images of wild flower meadows.

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  75. I am not sure I have a favourite Kona colour but the one I use the most is ash. I always try to have some in my stash.

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  76. It's hard to pick a fave color but right now I would say kona ash because I use it a lot for my hexagon quilt as a background fabric :)

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  77. It's hard to pick just one. I'll say my favorite color is lime.

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  78. I follow your blog!

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  79. I follow your blog in google reader.

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  80. I tweeted about this great giveaway!

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  81. Favorite color would have to be Cerise!!

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  82. i'm new to quilting so i'm not familiar with the ridiculously large amount of kona solids. but as i flipped through the pages, i found that i really love bone, pomegranite, and honeydew. but it all depends on my project...

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  83. I would give someone's right arm for a kona colour card. I used to say that I'd never spend that much money on a swatch card but since I've been using kona more and more (yep a convert to solids!) I find it hard to keep track of which colours I've used. In fact I was thinking only last night on receipt of a new colour I should stick a swatch of it in a book with a name! My absolute favourite go to colour is Medium Grey. I'm quite a fan of Chautreuse too.

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  84. I like gray color, it makes things look pretty. does not mean that I get to use it though. I would love to win this, I am moving this weekend, and get a sewing room this time, have a very sad stash, and hardly any solids, so I promise to give it a good home :O}

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  85. i retweeted your tweet on twitter. thanks

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  86. oh wow - what a giveaway - thanks for the op! My favourite colour is cerise - so rich

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  87. My current favorite color is Logoon. I love all things turquoise and owl. What a great prize!!!

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  88. i Tweeted the giveaway

    https://twitter.com/#!/binkiege/status/136767352565018624

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  89. Size matters, big is beautiful! Fav is Azure!

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  90. My favorite kona is ochre. I feel happy when I look at it :)

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  91. Also follow on reader -love it

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  92. I'm always looking for that perfect red color. Right now, I'd say it's pomegranate.

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  93. Ash is grey and on my I want to play with you wish list.

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  94. I'm a follower and my favorite color is Aloe. !!!

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  95. As tis the season to be jolly, I think Kona Pomegranite fits the bill. What a stonking giveaway.

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  96. I'm digging Canary right now...thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  97. Oh my, Lynne!! My favorite Kona right now would be Kona Peacock, but if you ask me tomorrow, it's highly likely I'll have a different answer :)

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  98. Wow, I don't have a favorite Kona color but I could use that color card to decide. Heck, I could use any of it.

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  99. and I follow you. Thanks, Lynne.

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  100. I think my favorite Kona color at the moment is Kona Ash.
    I am wiping the drool off the keyboard thinking of all those colors in those boxes.

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  101. And I shared the news of your seriously earth-shattering giveaway on my blog post this morning - http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2011/11/wip-wednesday-one-where-im-finally.html

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  102. Also I am loving Kona Ash. It is such a great neutral. In my current quilt I think there is more of the ash color than anything else. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. Oh my word. What an incredible giveaway.

    Today my favorite Kona color is Brick. I just ordered four yards of it, simply to have it around.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  104. Ooh, amazing giveaway!! Thank you. My favorites would be Glacier and Cerise.

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  105. I would have to say my fave is butter, though I haven't used it much...I use a lot of the neutrals. This is wonderful...thank you for the opportunity!

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  106. You want me to choose one favorite Kona color? That's a nearly impossible task! I am rather fond of Green Apple and also the Curry right at this point in time.

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  107. I am already a loving follower of this blog, even if I don't always manage to get a comment posted.

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  108. I'm one of your followers, Lynne.

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  109. I love Kona Earth! Great giveaway, thanks!

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  110. I follow your blog! Thanks again!

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  111. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/wordygirl11/status/136773769116139521

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  112. I tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AMKreations/status/136775785032851456

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  113. Just started with Kona snow and I love it!

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  114. I have spread the word via FB, which I almost never do, but I figure in honor of this mahusive giveaway that I could go to the extra effort :)

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  115. I love the Kona colours but my all time favourite would be 1136 Expresso (with a close second 1071 Charcoal).

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  116. My favorite color is the rainbow. I can't pick just one.

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  117. I have been a blog follower for a while now. Love it too.

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  118. I shared the love on Twitter. Love that box of Kona loveliness.

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  119. Holy Cow this is one heck of a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    My fave colour is Kona Cerise, so much so I coloured my hair to match :) I just luuurve plumy pinks!

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  120. Coal and Stone are my favorite background colors - right now eggplant and mustard are my favorite non-background colors ... so many colors to love with kona tho - would love to win those boxes!! :)

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  121. I follow your awesome blog - thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

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  122. Mahusive is right!

    My favorite color at this particular moment is Turquoise. But you know, that will probably change the next time I look at my color card! :)

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  123. I follow you too through google reader.

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  124. I've been using a ton of Kona Champagne lately.

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  125. I blogged about it here http://16muddyfeet.blogspot.com/2011/11/oh-my.html

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  126. I tweeted! This is the most megamahusive giveaway EVER. Thanks SO SO much for the chance!

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  127. Cornflower is my favorite. Love that color.

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  128. I think forever was the right word there:) My favourite Kona colour at the moment is Ash, because it goes with everything and is not as stark as white.

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  129. Today it's coral, but ask me again tomorrow :-)

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  130. and I've finally become a follower!

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  131. Got to be Crocus for me, what a beautiful purple.
    Gemma
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  132. I am a follower - love your blog.
    Gemma
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  133. and... telling everyone I know about your giveaway: facebook and email ;-) fingers crossed xx

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  134. I follow and I would love this for only a slightly belated birthday present to me!!

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  135. Let's see, I love to use aqua, mustard, ash, pepper, berry, celery, white, snow, I can't pick!

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  136. Blogged at www.owlquilting.blogspot.com

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  137. I have shared on my blog!! Thank you again for such an awesome giveaway!

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  138. I would say my favorite Kona color would be .... Ash.

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  139. Kona Pepper is my favorite today.

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